I remember saving up to buy this beautiful $350 Microtech SOCOM Elite automatic/switchblade back around 2001-2002.

One night I was waiting for a friend to meet me in his parking lot at his apt building, super sketchy neighborhood. I saw a crazy looking dude walking through the parking lot, so I pulled it out and had it in my hand…just in case.

When he was walking near me, he stopped…looked both ways, back at me and then charged me. I sidestepped and brought this knife up in between us and went to push the button. My thumb was slightly out of alignment as I pushed the button down, just off enough that It never opened.

He saw something in my hand. His eyes got wide and he turned around and ran away. I never carried this knife again. Folders suck, carry a fixed blade.

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